When it comes to the exterior and interior of your home, you have different pests that you have to deal with. Having effective pest control services can help keep these pests out and give you peace of mind knowing you don’t have to share your food and home with them. Here are a few of the most common indoor pests that you should be on the lookout for:
More than likely, you have had to deal with pesky ants inside your home before. There are dozens of different species of ants, and experts estimate there are more than 10,000,000,000,000,000 ants alive on the plant right now or at any given time. They are drawn to your home most likely because of food. If you spot one ant, there are likely many more where that came from. While some ants, such as carpenter ants, can be destructive, others are just harmless pests.
If you aren’t sure where the ants are gaining entry, and there seems to be more and more everyday, it’s time to call Scout Pest Control to make sure you don’t have an infestation that you aren’t aware of.
Roaches of all kinds inside of your house can be very unsettling. They carry germs and diseases that can be harmful for your family, especially young kids. Roaches tend to only come out at night, so it can be difficult to know they are even there. However, if you spot a dead roach in your home, you can almost bet there are more lurking around somewhere. Other ways you can be on the lookout for roaches is to look for their droppings, which resemble coffee grounds.
Roaches can be drawn to your home for all sorts of reasons including food, water, and shelter. If you think you may have a roach infestation, contact Scout Pest Control for a free quote.
You most likely already know how destructive having termites can be. You may not think of them as indoor pests, however they likely take up shelter inside of your walls or foundation of your home which can cause multiple problems that can be expensive to correct once the damage is done. They are easily mistaken for flying ants because of their wings and ant-like shape. However, these “swarmers” are the easiest way to spot termites. If you see them swarming around your home, that may mean they are searching for somewhere to start a new colony, or that there is an existing colony you aren’t aware of.
Termite tubes or termite cement are also clear evidence that they are causing damage to your home. If you suspect that you might have termites, it is always better to be safe than sorry with this pest, and contact a professional pest control company immediately.
Indoor pests are unfortunately a part of life, however, having a trusted pest control company on your side can help to keep them at bay, and reduce the amount significantly. Don’t let the infestations get out of control before you take action.